European stocks proved a mixed bag Thursday as investors monitored U.S.-China trade, data releases and an OPEC meeting.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.13% to 402.66 lower. Retail and construction stocks were among the top-performing sectors. Luxury stocks granbbed the headlines outperformed on reports that Kering is considering buying the Italian brand Moncler. Shares of the latter rose 6.9%.
Elsewhere, a joint statement by NATO leaders on Wednesday said that the transatlantic alliance will stand together against threats from Russia and China. The statement comes after two-days of intense meetings in the U.K., where members clashed over the organization’s role.